Originally Posted by Yuhfhrh
Don't bother getting a binned 6800K if it's only going to be a temporary placeholder for more cores later on. Money towards more GPU power would be more important to me than a guarunteed clockspeed on the CPU.
Well i doubt it'll be "just a placeholder" as i likely won't be able to afford to upgrade my stuff again for quite some time. It's just more of a "compromise" between gaming and single core program performance and video editing/rendering performance. The fact that an overclocked 6800K seems to reach damn close to what a stock 5960X does even in super CPU intensive things like Cinebench that use as many cores as you have period (Here's a link showing stock 5960X getting just over 1,300 just like i said mine did, from back when the Haswell-E came out. So i'm REALLY starting to wonder if perhaps something weird is going on with the increased the Cinebench scores on Haswell-E CPU people are claiming, like the peoople on here saying they got ~1500-1600 on stock 5960X compared to my ~1,300 http://www.anandtech.com/show/8426/the-intel-haswell-e-cpu-review-core-i7-5960x-i7-5930k-i7-5820k-tested/5
I'm taking a decent loss when i go to sell my Rampage V Extreme after my Rampage V Black Edition 10 comes in although i guess i'd make that loss up from the savings on selling the 5960X to get the 6800K. So i'm not likely to be upgrading for a decent time, especially since i LOVE ME some ASUS Black Edition boards, which might help me fight off the urge to bow down before the LGA ~3647 Skylake-E monster socket with the 48 lanes, PCI 4.0 etc..etc.. for a bit longer.
Basically, ALL i really want is a CPU that will provide me as good gaming performance as possible while ALSO giving me something "close" to what my current video editing/rendering speed is. Like right now i'm running my 5960X at stock speed, have been for several months actually; and i'm still not complaining about render times. So if a ~4.3-4.4ghz 6800K can get within maybe 5-10% of that stock 5960X speed while getting much closer to i7 6700K ~4.5ghz gaming speed that most people run their skylake "K" SKU CPUs at nowadays, i'd be pretty satisfied as a compromise, especially since the extra ~$300 i'd make in the difference from sale price of the 5960X minus seller fees and shipping etc.. compared to the ~$450 of the 6800K would give me enough to get that 2nd GTX 1080, and MAYBE even get a set of waterblocks for them....Edited by DarkIdeals - 6/20/16 at 1:41am